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In October an anonymous Haverford alumnus donated $500,000 to the College to endow a new scholarship to honor the life and service of a person who embodied the spirit and strengths of Haverford: Stephen G. Cary '37. For more than 68 years, Steve was connected to the life of the College as a student, dean, vice president, and acting president. Beyond those roles, however, Steve perhaps was remembered best by Haverfordians as a fervent cheerleader and mentor of students.

Steve was an extraordinary leader whose wit, intelligence, grace, and humanity touched all who interacted with him. Steve's love for Haverford and its generations of students was immense. To many of his former students Steve remains an important inspiring force and a personal role model. His generous spirit and his ability to implement his Quaker spirituality into practice embodied the enduring values of personal service and social responsibility. His optimism and faith in students, as well as his unwavering belief in the educational mission of Haverford College, make this new scholarship a fitting extension of his life's work. Steve's influence on students—and on this institution—will ever be part of the Haverford community, thanks to the creation of a scholarship in his name.

Those who would like to learn more about this endowed scholarship or are interested in making a donation to help support the Stephen G. Cary '37 Memorial Scholarship are encouraged to contact William Roth in the Haverford Office of Institutional Advancement, (610) 896-4984 or via e-mail at


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